Updated: July 3, 2023
First and foremost, thank you for the trust you place in us and for the opportunity to care for you. We are disappointed to inform you that we have not yet been reassured by Anthem Maine that we will conclude our negotiations before the expiration of our current contract. In all likelihood, this means that as of July 5, 2023, Anthem will remove St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston and St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor and our 225 affiliated providers as an in-network provider.
This is not the outcome that we wanted or anticipated when we began conversations with Anthem Maine last October. It also does not reflect the hours we’ve invested in negotiating, the many compromises we’ve offered or our sincere commitment to finding common ground that protects you and other Anthem members while securing the viability of patient access to needed care.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
WHAT IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Again, we are deeply grateful for the trust you place in us. We will continue doing everything possible to minimize the impact this will have on you and your families.
Additional information can be found on the Maine Bureau of Insurance website.
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We will keep you informed throughout the process. We are committed to providing you with timely and accurate information on this situation. Updates can be found by visiting our websites: